The accuses have been identified as HS Sunil Kumar (34) of Kadur and a second division assistant of Kadur sub treasury, Manavar Basha (44) a resource teacher at Block Resource Centre in Kadur, T Sonnappa (37) of whitefield and a teacher at Govt Higher Primary School of Doddakurubarahalli of Devanahalli, Siddaramaiah (44) of Baggavalli and a teacher of Kudlur Primary School in Chikmagulur, Yogishwar (36) an advocate who is a native of Hosadurga in Chitradurga and a resident of Peenya II stage, T Ravikumar alias Ravi (28) a farmer in Holalkere taluk in Chitradurga, Shashidhar (28) of Tarikere taluk in Chikmagalur, Anil Rahut (27) of Bhadravathi who is into water distribution business, G Prahlad (49) of Tarikere who runs a security agency and CP Ramesh (42) of KR Puram in the city and a lecturer in SEA College.
CID DGP Rupak Kumar Datta said the reporters that Munavar, Sonnappa and Sunil Kumar were the kingpins of the racket. “Sonnappa had approached Munvar to get the PU question paper before the exams and Munvar, in turn in Sunil to get the job accomplished. The duo had offered Sunil with 50,000 per question paper and gave him 1.5 lakh”.
Datta further explained as “Sunil, who had the keys of the sub-treasury, used to open the room after office hours and let Munvar inn. The latter opened the question paper bundle and took a question paper and got its photography while Sunil stood guard”. He added that negligence of office in-charge Veerabhadraiah was also evident. “First they picked the Biology paper and latter Maths and Physics papers. Munavar gave the papers to Sonnappa in Kadur and these were circulated through E-Mail, fax and in person”.
They also had plans to leak the Chemistry, Kannada, English and Hindi papers too, but as the news of the leak appeared in the media, they had dropped the plan”, said Datta.
Source : Press Release